ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) along with the department of grain science and industry at Kansas State University (KSU) has again partnered to offer another HACCP Feed Manufacturing Short Course. In addition, AFIA and KSU have announced another distance learning education program for 2012.

“Establishing a HACCP Program for the Feed Industry” focuses on the development of a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan for all sectors of the feed industry, including feed mill managers, quality assurance personnel and ingredient suppliers. The three-day course will be held Feb. 27-March 1, in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.

KSU, in partnership with the AFIA and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), has held Feed Manufacturing Short Courses since 1976. These courses are taught by a unique blend of individuals from KSU and within the feed and allied industries and provide in-depth training on all aspects associated with feed manufacturing.

The registration fee is $475. Due to limited space, early registration is recommended. The previous three short courses were sold out. A second HACCP course is scheduled for April 9-13.

“AFIA 501-Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing” was developed by the feed technology group in KSU’s department of grain science and industry. The program will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of feed manufacturing. The benefits of e-learning, a new method of delivery, and mobile learning technologies have proven beneficial in many industries.

The five-week course, offered completely online from March 5-April 6, is $499 for AFIA members and $685 for non-members. Course size is limited to 50 participants so early registration is recommended.

Registration for both programs is available at under “Upcoming Events.” If you have questions about the content of the programming, please contact Keith Epperson, AFIA’s vice- president of manufacturing and training, at [email protected] or 1.703.558.3568.

Specific questions about the Short Course should be directed to KSU’s Anita McDiffett at [email protected] or 1.785.532.4080. For more information on the Distance Education Program, contact Brandi Miller at [email protected] or 1.785.532.4053.